South Carolina Negligence Law
The Law Offices of Gedney M. Howe, III, serves clients in Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester Counties, South Carolina, who are victims of personal injury caused by the negligence, wrongful acts, or misconduct of another.
The firm believes in representing clients so that they may continue to repair their lives and return as closely as possible to the lifestyle they once knew. When this is not possible, the goal is to ensure that future medical care and lost wages are reimbursed through a personal injury recovery settlement.
How Negligence Works in South Carolina
A personal injury claim arises when a victim is injured by someone who acted negligently. Negligence is an essential element of a personal injury claim or lawsuit—if negligence or intentional harm did not occur, a claim is not valid.
In South Carolina, negligence is proven through these elements:
- The person who caused the injury owed the victim a duty of care.
- The person who caused the injury failed to carry out that duty.
- The victim suffered damages because of the failure to carry out that duty.
The Law Offices of Gedney M. Howe, III, works with clients to help show the courts the elements of South Carolina negligence. We extend these skills to all sub-areas of our personal injury practice, including auto and trucking accidents, product and premises liability, medical malpractice, state or federal tort claims, and wrongful death.
If you or a loved one is the victim of a personal injury in Charleston, South Carolina, or the surrounding areas, please contact our office immediately.